Cognitive Psychology
Code: 57110
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Vanja Kopilaš
Lecturers: Dora Korać, mag. psych. - Seminar
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Introducing students to the basic paradigm of cognitive psychology information processing and related approaches that empirically model human cognition and mind (including possible advantages and limitations). Targeted upgrading of minor number of cognitive topics, attained at the undergraduate psychology study (attention, working and long-term memory, intelligence and cognitive development), and systematically introducing cognitive structures and processes that are not learned at undergraduate level (knowledge structures, mental representations, language, problem solving, decision making, inductive and deductive reasoning, artificial intelligence, expertise and consciousness). Generating at students an adoption of systematic representation of above mentioned cognitive psychology topics, by emphasizing: (1) construct and neural definition; (2) empirical findings for theoretical models construction, (3) optimal theoretical models, (4) arguments for the models validation, (5) possible measurement methods, and (6) the application in non-research situations. Preparing students for cognitive psychology research through the construction, presentation and discussion of seminar works on controversial cognitive psychology topics, and thereby enable them for critical study of scientific and professional literature and train the skills of making professional/scientific presentation and of argumentative discussion. Making students sensible for specific aspects of cognitive psychology discipline by visiting laboratories for research and application of cognitive issues and giving them possibility of later scientific and professional engagement.
Learning outcomes:
  1. , Sternberg, R. J. (2005). Kognitivna psihologija (Prijevod trećeg izdanja). Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.;, , , .
  2. , Eysenck, M. W. (2003). Principles of Cognitive Psychology (Second Edition). Howe: Psychology Press;, , , .
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1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Psychology
Consultations schedule:


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